Saxmundham motorist Sharon Nobinger admits death by careless driving after motorcyclist killed in A12 crash

Adrian Klein, who was killed in a collision with a car at Carlton, near Saxmundham.

Adrian Klein, who was killed in a collision with a car at Carlton, near Saxmundham. - Credit: Archant

A woman has admitted death by careless driving after a motorcyclist was killed in a collision on the A12 near Saxmundham.

Sharon Nobinger, of Mayflower Avenue, Saxmundham, pleaded guilty to the charge at her first appearance before North East Suffolk Magistrates Court in Lowestoft.

The 44-year-old’s sentence was adjourned for a pre-sentence report to be compiled.

Police were called to the crash between Nobinger’s Peugeot 206 and Adrian Klein’s Suzuki motorcycle at around 7.10pm on March 26.

The tragedy occurred at the junction with the B1119 at Carlton.

It was dark at the time and the collision occurred after the Peugeot 206 pulled out on to the A12.


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Mr Klein, of Yoxford, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 39-year-old left his father Karl and two daughters aged 11 and 12, as well as his girlfriend Charlotte.

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Mr Klein worked for Skanska for the last eight years of his life and was travelling home from work when the crash took place.

Shortly after the tragedy his family paid tribute to him in a statement released through Suffolk Constabulary.

It read: “Adrian had a love of the outdoors and had a passion for motorbikes and cars. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.”

His funeral took place at St Peter’s Church in Yoxford.

Nobinger was originally arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving, along with a 21-year-old woman.

After questioning they were released on police bail, pending further enquiries.

Earlier this month officers said Nobinger had been charged and would be appearing in court.

At the end of her hearing she was released on unconditional bail.

Nobinger was also given an interim driving ban.

She is due to be sentenced before Lowestoft magistrates on November 18.

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